Who are you?
My pseudonym is Vintage In Stepford. I won’t disclose my real name for privacy reasons, but I used to write a very popular blog on various platforms that extolled the virtues of Traditional Gender Role relationships and old-fashioned values. They were wrongly judged to be misogynist and were taken down by the platform operators.
How old are you?
In 2023, I’ll be 55.
What do you do for a living?
I’m executive vice-president of a multinational lingerie company and a former professional songwriter.
How did you get your job?
I hold a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto. In 2022, my girlfriend (now wife), Amelie, was told by her father (the owner of the above-mentioned lingerie company) that he was going to give her her inheritance while he was still alive so that he could advise her on how to use it. In order to qualify for it, however, he set the caveat that she had to be president and CEO of his company for one full year and turn a profit. Amelie has an education in business, but she was still concerned.
She turned to me and asked me to be her right-hand man. She knew of my degree in Commerce, so she asked me to be Executive Vice President with the job of making the business more profitable. If that happened, she would get her inheritance.
I wasn’t working at the time (I was retired), so I told her I’d do it.
What did you used to do before your current job?
Between 18 and 47, I was a professional songwriter, writer, and entrepreneur. I used to own an optical filter company that provide glass filters to amateur astronomers. It became very big and I sold the company. That was when I was between 18 and 27.
At the age of 27, I started writing jingles and songs and sold those.
When I reached the age of 40, I started writing papers for university students who didn’t have the time to write their own essays or who didn’t have the grasp of English to write an essay properly. I charged $80 per page and earned a very good living. Some people said it was illegal, but it’s not “illegal” to cheat in university, it’s just considered “academic dishonesty.” If people want to take the risk of getting expelled from university over an essay, I would let them as long as they paid me, which they did – and handsomely.
Then, at 47, my lawsuit happened and when I got paid, I retired.
Where do you work?
I live in a very large house with a massive two-story office inside. The two-story office is mine while Amelie works out of the den. My other wife, Jennifer, is my personal assistant. I have an Executive Assistant named Marie who I’m not romantically involved with, she’s merely an employee of the company.
Where Do You Live?
I won’t be too specific for privacy reasons, but we live in a large house in Central Ontario, Canada next to a lake. We live in what is considered a moderately sized city with all the amenities we need. Our city is rather wealthy and it is not a polygamy-heavy city. Other smaller towns around us, however, are polygamy-heavy.
How were you retired at 55?
I had been retired since I was 47. I won a lawsuit settlement against a very, very popular pop artist who literally stole one of my songs. I wrote it, recorded it, and put it on SoundCloud. The artist must have heard it, liked it, and decided to steal it – word for word, note for note.
I filed a lawsuit against her for $100 million (it was an incredibly popular song). She settled out of court with me for high 8 figures. I had a pitbull of a lawyer, so this is not typical.
The settlement agreement states I can’t talk about who she is, what the song is, or how much I settled for. She retained the privilege of saying she wrote the song and I had to sell her all of my copyrights in return for the settlement.
When was your lawsuit?
I wrote the song in 2014. It was stolen in 2015 and released on the artist’s album in 2015. It only took 4 months to settle the case. My attorney said the artist didn’t want the negative publicity.
So, how much are you worth?
I won’t disclose that, but after my initial expenses (buying houses, sharing money around the family), I’m left with mid-8 figures.
How much do you make?
I used to draw about a million dollars a year from my settlement money before I accepted this position at the lingerie company. Now I only earn $1 per year in salary, but all of my expenses are paid for, including my use of the company jet. Anything I want (anything at all), I just put on the Corporate Platinum Amex and have the company write it off. I used to get paid $480,000 per year plus expenses, but decided the company could use the money to become more profitable, so I forfeited my salary in favour of expenses being paid.
How much is Amelie’s inheritance worth?
Low ten figures.
Are you married?
We’re all getting married in March of 2023. I’m a polygamist. There is an FAQ about that that you can access here.
How did you meet your wives?
I met Jennifer through a mutual friend when she worked as a waitress in a breastaurant. I met Amelie while we were both doing volunteer work for the local food bank. I met Grace and Cadence at separate polygamy socials (meetings for polygamists).
Do you have children?
I have a son (29) from a previous marriage and a grandson (3). When my ex-wife and I split, I got an excellent lawyer and won custody of my then 4 year old son. My ex wife was so angry, she didn’t want anything to do with our son. I raised him alone (without a mother) and he turned out well-adjusted.
Do you drink? Do you smoke?
I quit drinking alcohol on February 12, 2023. I now drink non-alcoholic wine and spirits. I smoke a pipe, but the tobacco I smoke comes from a Native reservation, so, by law, it has to be 100% organic without chemicals or pesticides of any kind. Chemicals and pesticides are what cause cancer, not tobacco itself. Organic tobacco isn’t good for me, but it’s not harmful to my body, either.
Why do you blog about your life?
It was never meant for public consumption, it just happened that way. Originally, this website was meant as just an online journal. I used to write my journal in a paper book with a fountain pen, but being a former writer, I found it was easier to type my journal entries. Using WordPress allows me to search for anything I want from my journals, so I can always look back and see how much I’ve grown. WordPress is also great because it has its own app that I can use on my phone, laptop, PC, and iPad. Writing in Word or a similar app wouldn’t allow me that kind of flexibility.
I’m a pretty private person, so I don’t post any pictures or personal information.
If you have any other questions I haven’t covered, leave a comment with your question and I’ll edit this FAQ to include your question.